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Tom Pick, Partner - Competition, Regulatory and Trade

Tom Pick, Partner - Competition, Regulatory and Trade, Fieldfisher

I am a partner in the Competition, Regulatory and Trade group of the Brussels office of Fieldfisher.

My practice focuses on all aspects of EU and German competition law, including behavioral antitrust and antitrust litigation, merger control, cartels and state aid. I also have significant experience in advising clients on competition compliance matters and policies. I regularly represent clients on competition matters before the European courts in Luxembourg and before civil courts in Germany, as well as before European Commission in Brussels and national competition authorities.

My expertise in antitrust covers all aspects of EU/German anti-trust law, including advising on distribution, specialisation, R&D, commercialisation, production, joint-venture and technology licensing agreements, as well as regularly representing clients in  anti-trust litigation before the European courts and national courts. I also regularly advise clients in abuse of dominance scenarios, including representing clients in administrative proceedings before the competition authorities in Europe as well before the European and national courts of the EU member States.

As regards cartels, I am regularly called upon to advise clients in cartel investigations run by the European Commission and/or national competition authorities, including advising on leniency, settlement cartel damages strategies.

As far as merger control is concerned, I represent notifying parties or targets, and I act on behalf of third-party intervenors, in merger control proceedings before the EU Commission and national competition authorities, including advising on and handling/coordinating multi-jurisdictional filings.

I counsel public authorities, private parties (including third parties) on all aspects of EU State aid laws and regulations.

I regularly advise clients in the area of competition law compliance, in particular the set-up of internal competition compliance programmes  and have successfully ran and devisedcompetition law and dawn raid trainings in industry sectors such as chemicals, household consumer goods, consumer electronics, transport, steel, energy and agrochemicals.
My expertise also includes advising clients on EU Regulatory matters, in particular internal market matters in relation to the free movement of goods, capital, services and people.

I have a vast experience in regulated sectors such as energy, chemicals, transport and tobacco products.

I graduated from the University of Bonn and completed an LL.M at the University of Edinburgh.

In addition to my native German, I speak English and French fluently.